Actor Kevin Bacon has revealed that he is a huge fan of Irish music and has even written a song on bodhrán about a giant squid.

Speaking on Friday night's Late Late Show, the 62-year-old actor, who is one half of musical duo The Bacon Brothers with his brother Michael, told host Ryan Tubridy that he is a fan of The Chieftains and likes Irish trad because it has "a certain edge that’s hard to put your finger on".

"It’s got a rocking edge that I find really, really compelling. I’m a percussionist, I play hand drums in my band, and my brother got me a bodhrán a few year ago," Bacon said.

"I’m not good at it, it’s a real skill that I don’t really have. I wrote a song about a giant squid and once the band got together and started playing it, it ended up having a very Irish feel and I ended up playing bodhrán on that song."

Tubridy invited Bacon and his brother over to Ireland to play the squid song on the Late Late Show when the pandemic passes.

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"That’s sounds great," the actor said. "I’d like to come over and get lessons, frankly. That would be the best idea. Find somebody who is the most badass player and have him sit down with me and take me to school."

In response, Tubridy said, "His name is Christy Moore, write his name down and get busy on YouTube. He’s a legend here so we’ll try and get the two of you here in a year’s time or thereabouts."

Bacon and his brother have released ten albums as a duo since 1997, including The Way We Love last July.